Buzzfeed:Trump Cabinet Members Paying For Private Jets Could Be Breaking The Law


Two of President Trump’s cabinet secretaries could be running afoul of an obscure 19th-century law through their use of private jets for government work, even though they say they’re paying for the travel themselves.


The key to knowing whether or not officials are violating the act could start with figuring out how the pilots for DeVos and McMahon’s private planes are being compensated, said Larry Noble, senior director and general counsel for the Campaign Legal Center.“Is (the pilot) providing the service for the government?” Noble asked. “Is the pilot getting paid by DeVos?” The plane itself could also be an issue, Noble said, if “the law applies to property as well as services.”

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